Mary Ellen Croteau

Her Way (1994)
(Set of 4: Normal Anatomy, Clitoridectomy, Modified Sunna & Pharoaonic Circumcision)
ink on women’s cotton underwear
each 12 x 12 in.

This work is primarily concerned with exposing sexism and deeply embedded cultural misogyny. I use various media, including painting, installation and sculpture to lay bare the sexist assumptions in our social icons, from art to religion to consumer goods. My work is about taking a closer look at our culture, about seeing things in a slightly different way.